RJ Barrett suffers ankle sprain vs. Suns
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New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett left Thursday's contest versus the Phoenix Suns and did not return after suffering a right ankle sprain, the team announced.

Barrett suffered the injury in the third quarter while driving toward the rim. After initially remaining in the game to attempt free throws, the 19-year-old limped back to the Knicks' locker room.

The Canadian registered seven points, three rebounds, and two assists in 13 minutes Thursday. Through 40 appearances this season, he's averaging 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.

Barrett's mostly enjoyed a clean bill of health in 2019-20, having only missed one game back on Nov. 24.

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